hold one's horses
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- (idiomatic) To be patient; to wait.
- 1921, Booth Tarkington, chapter 24, in Alice Adams:
- "I'm going to tell you, ain't I?" he said, gruffly. "Just hold your horses a minute, please."
- 2007, "Force is last resort in Iranian crisis," forbes.com/Thomson Financial News, 17 Sep. (retrieved 5 Oct. 2008):
- "I would ask everybody to hold their horses until we go through the process," ElBaradei said.
idiomatic: to be patient